The Vigil

The Vigil

By Keith Thomas

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 2021-02-26
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Director: Keith Thomas
  • Production Company: Angry Adam Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 6.99
From 142 Ratings


Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, THE VIGIL is a supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn's Hasidic Borough Park neighborhood. Low on funds and having recently left his insular religious community, Yakov reluctantly accepts an offer from his former rabbi and confidante to take on the responsibility of an overnight "shomer," fulfilling the Jewish practice of watching over the body of a deceased community member. Shortly after arriving at the recently departed's dilapidated house to sit the vigil, Yakov begins to realize that something is very, very wrong.




  • Thoughtful and fast moving

    By italeviee
    This original horror ties in elements of real life fears we all experience. While it helps to have some understanding of religion of at least we open to that perspective we can all appreciate the message in this movie. No corny CGI. A well done psychological thriller.
  • So boring

    By JOeRAeMAe
    This movie was a joke... so much standing around and nothing happening. I can’t believe it went into production.
  • Decent

    By nature23
    Atmosphere is very scary. The beginning and end are not great.
  • Original and thoughtful

    By Mean jack
    As a Jew it was interesting to see my culture put on the screen, so I understand I may have some favorable bias... but if you thoughtful horror movies (like those from A24) that are character driven and deliver eerie creepiness, it’s worth the rent.
  • Very Scary Vigil

    By JCali 888
    Brilliantly frightening film. Great Acting all around. Loved this movie!
  • Finally an original horror concept

    By Fland12
    Hollywood take note.